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A lot of things have been happening at Nationwide Boiler. Read the latest edition of the Steamlines to catch up. Included in this edition, is news on our latest hire, Jim Lieskovan, our new international representatives, Myrggo and O'Brien Boiler, and our latest CataStak success story at Pitchess Cogeneration. Make sure to download your copy today!

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Larry Day and Bill Testa will be headed to Portland, Maine next week for the Industrial Emissions Control Technology XII Conference and Natural Gas Workshop, held by the Council of Industrial Boiler Owners (CIBO). The event will take place at the Holiday Inn by the Bay on August 4-7 and is focused on the hot topic of environmental compliance. Visit the Nationwide Boiler booth to meet Larry and Bill and learn about rental boilers available during your Boiler MACT conversion project.

Also, Larry and Bill will be presenting at the Natural Gas Conversion Workshop on August 7th to educate attendees on understanding the rental process for a cost effective and successful project. We hope to see you there; you won’t want to miss it!

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In 1999 we saw the first demonstration project of an SCR system for ultra low NOx performance and in 2001 Nationwide Boiler announced the CataStak SCR System, proven to reduce NOx emissions by as much as 90%.

The CataStak is a portable, low-temperature selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system consisting of a single-reactor housing with low temperature catalyst and an ammonia (aqueous or anhydrous) or urea (diesel exhaust fluid) injection option. This technology not only meets 5 ppm NOx, but outperforms burner technology and provides emissions reductions as low as 2 ½ ppm NOx. Advantages of the system include:

  • Easy field retrofit – no burner or fan changes required
  • Ammonia-free option – no special permits required
  • Low operating cost • Stand-alone operation – minimum operator intervention
  • Dramatic reduction in stack emissions – NOx, VOC & CO

In over 100 installations, the Nationwide Boiler CataStak SCR System has never failed a third-party compliance test and has provided peace of mind for plant owners knowing that their system will remain in compliance year-after-year, well past any current AQMD requirements.

Contact Nationwide Boiler today to learn how you can decrease your facility’s operating costs and lower your carbon footprint with a CataStak SCR System.

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Early last year the National Board announced a new inspector certification program providing both new and seasoned employees the opportunity to receive recognized credentials for their expertise. This program, the Pressure Equipment Inspector (PEI), is a first of its kind.

The PEI was designed for a few reasons; (1) to enhance an individual’s knowledge of the inspection process associated with boilers and pressure vessels, (2) to allow individuals performing inspections to receive a certification recognizing their scope of work, and (3) as a way to assist individuals as well as organizations in improving the overall quality and safety of pressure equipment by having a better understanding of proven, reliable, and uniform inspection methods.1 Inservice and new construction are the two areas of inspection recognized under the program, and an individual can hold either one or both of these certifications.

To qualify for the PEI certification, an individual must attend and complete the National Board’s inservice and/or the new construction inspection course, take the final exam and earn a passing score, and provide a minimum of three years of qualifying experience. Then an online application must be completed and submitted for approval via the National Board website. Upon approval, a certificate and PEI ID card will be issued.

It is important to understand that the PEI will not be certified to perform the required ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code inspections or those required by the National Board Inspection Code.

To learn more about the new National Board PEI certification, visit the National Board website at www.nationalboard.org.

 

 

1 The Pressure Equipment Inspector, Today's Boiler, Spring 2013, http://digital.bnpmedia.com/display_article.php?id=1384242

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